Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Lindsay Koshgarian - Jacobin
The US military budget sucks up an enormous amount of resources without making the world more peaceful or democratic. Here are a few ways we could better spend that $717 billion.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout
Hot on the heels of last year’s once-in-a-generation tax changes, House Republicans are pushing a new, extended plan to double down on their previous efforts, which primarily awarded tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy.
Rising Up with Sonali - Pacifica KPFK
House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady on Monday unveiled three tax reform bills as part of a Republican-led effort to make permanent many of the tax cuts enshrined in the law that passed last year
Jessica Corbett - Common Dreams
Despite independent analyses that have put post-9/11 war spending at more than $5 trillion, the Pentagon's latest lowball estimate is making headlines.
Peter Certo - OtherWords
If the media deems a petty snub more controversial than a massive, war-mongering spending bill, you can be sure Congress will follow. The bill passed by huge bipartisan margins in both the House and Senate.
Lindsay Koshgarian - In These Times
Democrats and Republicans rubber-stamped a severely bloated war budget.
Lindsay Koshgarian - BuzzFeed
Ideas like Medicare for all are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune
Of course, we don’t need Europe to spend more to justify spending less on our military. There’s already plenty to cut without compromising national security. A Department of Defense study found $125 billion in wasteful bureaucratic spending in the Pentagon—and was quietly buried until reporters at TheWashington Post dug it up.
John Queally - Common Dreams
Lindsay Koshgarian - The Nation
The Pentagon has seriously misplaced priorities.